Abu Dhabi, September 19
The legendary Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday stated two-time World Cup-winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s reputation in India has exceeded the extent of fandom even the nice Sachin Tendulkar and Virat Kohli take pleasure in within the cricket-crazy nation.
Gavaskar, additionally a former India captain, is within the UAE to commentate within the 13th version of the Indian Premier League, which started right here with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking over runners-up Chennai Super Kings.
Dhoni, who final month retired from worldwide cricket, is again to play within the IPL for his first aggressive outing because the 2019 World Cup semifinal in opposition to New Zealand.
Speaking about Dhoni earlier than the IPL opener, Gavaskar stated, “Since MSD comes from Ranchi, which doesn’t have a cricket culture as such, the whole India loves him. Tendulkar has Mumbai and Kolkata, Kohli has Delhi and Bengaluru but when you talk of Dhoni it’s the whole India.”
Staying in self-isolation for the primary six days after spending 5 months with household was the toughest section, in response to Dhoni, who spoke for the primary time in months.
At the toss, he stated he had labored on his health throughout the coronavirus-induced lockdown. PTI